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Physics Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 11 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The trends in Oregon's physics academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physics includes physics training at the following levels:


  1. Lewis & Clark College

    0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, Oregon 97219-7899

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Linfield College

    900 SE Baker, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Pacific University

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Portland

    5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Reed College

    3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Southern Oregon University

    1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520

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  10. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Willamette University

    900 State St, Salem, Oregon 97301

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Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Physics Employment

Oregon 110
National 16,860

Approximately 1% of the country's physics professionals work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Oregon

70 80 90 80 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, physics is a growing field. In 2010 there were 40 more physics professionals working in Oregon than there were in 2006. This represents a 57% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$123,890 $124,980 $111,650 $107,180 $103,290
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Oregon, as the number of physics professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physics professionals are decreasing. In 2006 physics professionals made a mean salary of $123,890 per year, and in 2010 they made $103,290 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Oregon

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a decline in salaries of 20%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 302% pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physics in Oregon.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Oregon

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In Oregon, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Oregon


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited physics schools in Oregon is increasing. In Oregon, there were 139 graduates in 2006. And there were 140 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 1% percent increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon. A majority of these graduates, or 68%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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